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From Anti-Apartheid Activism to welcoming the first African-American President of Occidental College, the 1980s at Occidental College was a time of dramatic change in diversity. A lot of conversations occurred around the question of diversity, and this collection represents the complex discourse present during this time of transformation. The eighties was a decade full of pushes and pulls towards and away equtiy at Oxy. Essentially the 80s was a time of incredible preparation and change leading up to the activism of the 1990s.
Coinciding with the peak of the Civil Rights movement, the Occidental community initiated its own dialogue on race and diversity...